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Richard Wilbur Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2086

Scope and Contents

The Richard Wilbur Papers contain manuscript and typescript pages for the children's book of poems The Pig in the Spigot.


  • Creation: circa 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Wilbur was born on March 1, 1921, in New York, NY. Wilbur graduated from Amhurst college, married, and served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Upon returning to the United States, he enrolled in Harvard's gradutate school program and published his first book of poetry. Wilbur is one of the most acclaimed English-language poets of the twentieth century and has won two Pulitzer Prizes, for Things of This World in 1957 and New and Collected Poems in 1988.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author Vol. 108


1 folder

Language of Materials



This collection contains process material for one title by Richard Wilbur.

Richard Wilbur Papers, circa 2000
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Revision Statements

  • December 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library